Giddy Up Go    (video)

 

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1.    The highways that wind and wander

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    over mountains, valleys, and deserts, and plains !

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    Ahh, I guess I've drove about all of them,

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    'cause for the past twenty-five years now,

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    the cab of a truck has been my home.

 

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    And it would be kind of hard for me to settle down

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    and not be on the go.

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    Why, I remember the first truck I drove.

 

    I was so proud I could hardly wait

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    to get home and show my wife and little boy.

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    And my little boy was so excited,

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    like when he saw his first snow.

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    He wasn't old enough to say too many words.

 

    He just kept a-hollering, "Giddyup go, Daddy, Giddyup go !"

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    So that's what I named the old truck: Giddyup Go.

 

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2. Ahh, things wasn't too bad; 'Course, I was gone an awful lot,

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    and after about six years of being in and out,

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    I got home one day and found my wife and little boy gone.

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    And I couldn't find out what happened, nobody seemed to know.

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    So from that day on,        it's just been me and old Giddyup Go.

 

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    Oh, I've made a lot of friends at all the truck stops,

 

    and some of them would kid me about my little sign.

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    'Cause they knew where I had got the name,

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    'cause I'd told them about that little boy of mine.

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    And how his first word about the truck was "Giddy up go."

 

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3.      Well, today I was barrelin' down old 66,

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    when up beside me pulled down a brand new diesel rig,

 

    both stacks of blowin' black coal.

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    And as she pulled around and back in front of me

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    a big lump came in my throat,

 

    and my eyes watered like I had a bad old cold.

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    A little sign on the back of the truck that read Giddyup Go.

 

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    Well, I pushed old Giddyup Go, stayed right on him,

 

    until the next truck stop where he'd pulled up.

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    And I waited till he went in, and I offered to buy him a cup.

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    Well, we got to talkin' shop and I said :

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    How did you come by the name on your truck Giddyup Go ?

 

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    Well, he said I got it from my pop.

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    Dad used to drive a truck, that's what mom talked about a lot.

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    You see, I lost mom         when I was just past sixteen,

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    and I lost all track of pop.

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    Mom said, he got the name from me.

 

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4. Well, I shook his hand and told him that I had something

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    I wanted him to see, and I took him out to the old truck.

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    And brushed off some of the dirt, so the name would show,

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    and his eyes got big and bright as he read Giddyup Go.

 

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    Oh, we had a lot of things to talk about and, buddy. I felt like a king.

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  And now we've just pulled back on old 66 and he's handled that big rig

 

    better than any gearjammer that I'd ever seen.

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    Well, now the lines on the highway have got a much brighter glow,

 

    as we go roarin' down the road,

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    and me starin' at a little sign that reads        Giddyup Go !

 

 

    (Red Sovine)